Definition of soon
2 : in a prompt manner : speedily as soon as possible the sooner the better no sooner said than done
3 archaic : before the usual time
4 : in agreement with one's choice or preference : willingly I'd just as soon walk as drive
Examples of soon in a sentence
We will soon be making changes.
The soonest I can get there is tomorrow.
When is the soonest possible date of delivery?
The audience soon realized that it wasn't a stunt.
She found a job soon after graduation.
How soon can you finish the job?
The sooner you finish your homework, the sooner you can go outside and play.
I will let you know as soon as possible.
I'll get there as soon as I can.
Origin and Etymology of soon
Middle English soone, from Old English sōna; akin to Old High German sān immediately
First Known Use: before 12th century
SOON Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of soon for English Language Learners
: at a time that is not long from now
: in a short time after something happens
: in a quick way
SOON Defined for Kids
Definition of soon for Students
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